PHP, which is a backronym for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, is among the most popular general-purpose server-side coding languages out there. Any website or app built on PHP will run on a given server provided that a PHP module is enabled, which makes the language absolutely universal and it is hardly unusual that there are a couple of million servers that support it and hundreds of millions of PHP-driven websites running on them. PHP is preferred over HTML due to the fact that it allows you to set up an interactive site with many different features. A PHP-based community portal, for example, will display different content to each user in spite of the fact that the URL will remain unchanged. On the other hand, HTML-based websites are static and the page content can be edited only manually. Just like any other software, PHP has several versions and the version that was used while developing a particular website must be installed on the server in order for the site to work correctly.
PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 Support in Hosting
Our hosting servers support several versions of PHP, which suggests that your sites will run without any problem even if your PHP-based scripts are out of date. We recognize the fact that an old site doesn’t automatically imply an insecure one as you may have implemented lots of modifications to its code. This is why we support PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 and you can select which one will be active for your shared hosting account. The version can be changed with only one click inside your Hepsia Control Panel and the update will be applied momentarily. In case you wish to run both older and newer scripts, there’s even an option to use a different version of PHP for each domain name of yours at the same time.